Hope Creek set a new record – 517 days of continuous operation; a “breaker-to-breaker” run that began on November 11, 2016.
Hope Creek, one of three reactors operated by PSEG in Salem County, also set a new generation record last year; producing 10.6 million megawatt hours of electricity.
According to Pete Sena, PSEG Nuclear President and Chief Nuclear Officer, “Concentrating on safe, event-free operations and our equipment reliability helped Hope Creek set these records and a new standard for excellence. This success is the direct result of our dedicated employees who work around the clock to keep the power flowing for New Jersey and the region”.
Together, these three PSEG reactors (Hope Creek, Salem 1&2) comprise the second-largest nuclear complex in the U.S. in terms of power output; providing 40% of New Jersey’s electricity. Only Palo Verde – a nuclear complex in Arizona produces more electricity.
While Hope Creek is off-line, for their “refueling outage”, New Jersey residents will continue to receive electricity without a hitch – relying on Salem 1 and 2 along with other generating stations connected to the PJM regional power grid to deliver.